Why Do We Collect Information?

At Grace, there are many ways that we collect your Personally Identifiable Information. Some of these may include:

  • Sign up to receive information about a particular ministry;
  • Receive counseling, prayer or other ministry services;
  • Request or purchase a product at the bookstore, via the web, or through the telephone;
  • Log onto our website;
  • Sign-up for an event, Ministry or to Volunteer;
  • Make a donation to Grace Church, etc.; and
  • If you give us your Personally Identifiable Information for any reason, we consider your information to be strictly confidential.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting the personal information that you furnish. In general, you can visit us on the Internet without identifying yourself or providing personal information. There are times when we may need personal information from you and this Privacy Statement describes the information we collect from you and how we may use it.
  
What Information Is Collected From You?
  
Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual. This includes but is not limited to: first and last name, email address, mailing and residential address, telephone number, title, birth date, gender, occupation, company you work for and other information needed to provide a service you have requested.

When you browse our website, you do so anonymously, unless you have previously indicated that you wish us to remember your login and password. We do not log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which part of our website you visit and how long you spend there. However, we do not link your IP address to any personal information unless you have registered and logged in to our website.

 Use of the Information
  
When we collect personal information from you, we will inform you at that time of the reason we have requested it. The information will only be used for church purposes, such as, to respond to requests for products, documentation, and services, to process an order, to conduct a transaction, to correspond, to enable a subscription or event registration, to handle job applications or send direct marketing information and perform market research. We will also use your information to personalize the content you view and to better understand how you use the website in order to improve the services we provide.
  
In general, we assume that you have given permission to collect and use your personal information in accordance with your acceptance of this Privacy Statement is a part. You have the right to request that we not contact you for the purpose of sending you newsletters, surveys, direct marketing, or market research information. You can exercise this right by clicking on the appropriate option or check box at the point of collection or by editing your personal profile.

Cookies
  
The website uses cookies. A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your hard drive when you visit certain web pages. It is used to identify yourself to a website when you revisit it, to load your preferences and to track the pages you have visited. The only personal information held in such a cookie is information you have provided to us. You have the choice of whether or not to accept cookies by means of your browser settings, although you may not be able to use certain features and functionalities of the website if you do disable them.

If you choose to provide us with personal information, we may transfer that information, within our company or to our business partners, across borders and from your country of residence or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.
We will only share identifiable information with its business partners, if you have provided us with your consent to do so.

In the event that we sell a part or parts of our business, the identifiable information that we have collected could be transferred to the acquiring company unless you instruct us not to do so in writing.

Information Security
  
Please take note of the following to ensure information security:

You should be aware that when you disclose identifiable information in the discussion forum or chat rooms, such information is accessible to and collectable by others present.
  
We advise you to protect yourself against unauthorized access to your computer and disclosure of your password. If you believe that your password has been compromised, you should immediately change your password.
  
Business Relationships
  
During your online experience, you may encounter links to the sites of our church partners who might include standards bodies, church members, church partners or church affiliates. Though a connection might be made to a partner site, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites.
  
We strive to comply with all applicable laws that are designed to protect your privacy. Although legal requirements may vary from state-to-state, we intend to adhere to the principles set forth in this Privacy Statement even if, in conjunction with the above, we transfer your information from your state of residence to other states that may not require the same level of protection for your information. Our goal is to protect your information no matter where that information is collected, transported, or retained.
  
Questions and Notification of Changes
  
If you have any questions about the Privacy Policy or would like to access or modify your identifiable information, please contact us via the Contact Us link on the website.

This Privacy Statement was last updated on May, 2014.
  
• We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Modifications to this Privacy Statement can be made without prior notification.
  
• Continued use of the website signifies your acceptance of any changes to the Privacy Statement.